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Illinois quick hits: Sheriff promoting ‘red flag’ laws; Motley Crue to play state fair

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Sheriff promoting ‘red flag’ laws

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is introducing a new campaign to raise awareness about Illinois’ “red flag” laws. The laws allow the judicial system to revoke firearm ownership for people who are mentally unstable or accused of domestic abuse.

Concerned family members and law enforcement can file an order to remove a gun from an individual. The sheriff’s office is sponsoring a new billboard campaign to raise awareness.

Inmates to get ‘clean energy jobs’ training

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has released $6 million in funding for the Illinois Returning Residents Clean Jobs Training Program.

The program will deliver clean jobs training, education and support services in Illinois Department of Corrections facilities to individuals within 36 months of their release to prepare them to work in clean energy and related sector jobs upon release.

The program will provide classroom instruction and hands-on learning opportunities, and connect graduates with potential employers in the clean energy industry.

Motley Crue to play state fair

The Illinois State Fair has announced it has booked hard rock band Motley Crue to perform as part of the Grandstand lineup on Aug. 10.

The band hails from Los Angeles and has been touring for four decades. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 2. The 2024 Illinois State Fair takes place Aug. 8-18 in Springfield.

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